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Country (long form) Argentine Republic
Capital Buenos Aires
Total Area 1,068,302.20 sq mi
2,766,890.00 sq km
(slightly less than three-tenths the size of the US)
Population 37,384,816 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 50,119,441
Languages Spanish (official), English, Italian, German, French
Literacy 96.2% total, 96.2% male, 96.2% female (1995 est.)
Religions nominally Roman Catholic 92% (less than 20% practicing), Protestant 2%, Jewish 2%, other 4%
Life Expectancy 71.88 male, 78.82 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 peso = 100 centavos
GDP (per capita) $12,900 (2000 est.)
Industry food processing, motor vehicles, consumer durables, textiles, chemicals and petrochemicals, printing, metallurgy, steel
Agriculture sunflower seeds, lemons, soybeans, grapes, corn, tobacco, peanuts, tea, wheat; livestock
Arable Land 9%
Natural Resources fertile plains of the pampas, lead, zinc, tin, copper, iron ore, manganese, petroleum, uranium
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Geography of Argentina

Argentina, officially Argentine Republic, a country of South America. It is bounded by Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Uruguay, the Atlantic Ocean, and Chile.

History of Argentina

History of Argentina. Descendants of ancient Asian migrants reached what is now Argentina some 8,000 years ago; these were the ancestors of the Indians.